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Bill Smale with his prize-winning onions

Bill Smale with his prize-winning onions St Giles in the Wood, 26 October 1974 More like this

George Ayre feeding sheep

George Ayre feeding sheep Ashwell, Dolton, December 1976 More like this

Archie Parkhouse and his cow

Archie Parkhouse and his cow Millhams, Dolton, March 1980 More like this

Seymour Husbands ploughing with horses

Seymour Husbands ploughing with horses Sandy Park Farm, Charles, June 1975 More like this

Albert and John Eastman making farm...

Albert and John Eastman making farm... Hacknell, Burrington, December 1975 More like this

Post vans at Winkleigh

Post vans at Winkleigh Winkleigh, 7 July 1973 More like this

Cloudy landscape

Cloudy landscape Cupper's Piece, Beaford, September 1985 More like this

Weedy the Clown at a children's party

Weedy the Clown at a children's party Village Hall, Dolton, February 1979 More like this

Two women chatting

Two women chatting St Giles in the Wood, 26 October 1974 More like this

George Ayre ploughing

George Ayre ploughing Ashwell, Dolton, March 1976 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

High quality prints of the images on this website can be purchased online, please see individual images for details.

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